(Closed) What is one thing that you would NOT buy online?

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Post # 3
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

A house. Some stuff you just can’t do sight unseen (and isn’t returnable) But a few years ago during the oil boom that was actually happening in our city. 

Post # 4
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

CLOTHES.  I ALWAYS do it and I ALWAYS return them. :/  Just sent something back today and I need to stop wasting money on shipping!

I ALWAYS buy shoes online tho, but it’s because I’ve found a brand I love and always fits me, I feel your pain OP.

Post # 5
4979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m always hesitant to buy shoes and clothes online unless I know the brand. I know how VS bras fit me, so I buy them on clearance when I can and it’s been perfect every time. I get nervous buying anything online that I’ve never seen in person.

Post # 6
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Haha, I like the house one! I would say my wedding dress and probably undergarments…unless it’s from a chain place (aka VS).

Post # 7
1306 posts
Bumble bee

Bras.  I absolutely have to try them on.

Post # 8
1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wouldn’t buy anything that I have to pay to return/exchange.  I buy clothes and shoes online all the time (it’s actually my primary method of shopping because I get the best deals this way), but only from companies where I can send back for free (like Zappos) or return to a brick and mortar store near where I live (like Gap, J. Crew, etc.).

Post # 9
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wedding flowers.

So risky. Some people have fabulous experiences and some have miserable. Regardless you don’t have time to return them before the day.


Post # 10
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t actually buy online very often.  I only bother with doing so if I can’t find the thing in person somewhere. I prefer to not have to pay shipping on things, and then wait for it to come in. I would probably never buy clothes online. All designers have different sizing charts, plus something that looks cute on the hanger or in the pic may not be a right fit for my body, hair style/colour, personal preferences, etc.

Post # 11
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

only buy things online that have a “history” with me (makeup, certain brands, etc) especially if I can get a better price online.

Online shopping just doesn’t have the thrill as doing it in person! I return more than I keep.



Post # 12
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

A house!

Post # 13
29 posts

A wedding dress

Post # 14
9674 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

A house, a wedding dress, but the big thing for me:

SHOES! I have really narrow feet and I have a really difficult time finding shoes when I shop in stores, let alone online!

Post # 15
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Jeans. I own so many pairs, and finding the perfect jeans means trying on alot of pairs. A size in one brand, may not be the same with the next. I purchased a pair of jeans online a few years ago and it was such a horrible fit. I purchase tons of stuff online, but wont make that mistake again lol.

Post # 16
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Sunglasses-you never know if they are going to be too big or too small on your face or just id they will look good on you or not.  Have to try On.and bras-I am picky, have to try on.

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